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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   11/1
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: The representation of English articles in second language grammars: Determiners or adjectives?
by Danijela Trenkic
pp 1-18

Inter-lingual homograph letter detection in mixed language text: Persistent missing-letter effects and the effect of language switching
by Seth N. Greenberg, Jean Saint-Aubin
pp 111-119

Assessing the presence of lexical competition across languages: Evidence from the Stroop task
by Albert Costa, Bárbara Albareda, Mikel Santesteban
pp 121-131

Words that second language learners are likely to hear, read, and use
by Douglas J. Davidson, Peter Indefrey, Marianne Gullberg
pp 133-146

Strong and clitic pronouns in monolingual and bilingual acquisition of French and Italian
by Katrin Schmitz, Natascha Müller
pp 19-41

Bimodal bilingualism
by Karen Emmorey, Helsa B. Borinstein, Robin Thompson, Tamar H. Gollan
pp 43-61

Resetting the Nominal Mapping Parameter in L2 English: Definite article use and the count–mass distinction
by Neal Snape
pp 63-79

The development of two types of inhibitory control in monolingual and bilingual children
by Michelle M. Martin-Rhee, Ellen Bialystok
pp 81-93

Cross-language mediated priming: Effects of context and lexical relationship
by Missing SCHWARTZ, Ana B. Arêas Da Luz Fontes
pp 95-110

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 19.847